Celebration at Mariam Tsion in Axum

Mariam Zion in Axum 12 Days

Mariam Zion in Axum 12Days

Mariam Zion/Hidar Zion/- Celebration of Saint Mary of Axum

One of the most fascinating and advanced legendary (may be real history) of Ethiopia is The Ark (lost) of the covenant of Axum.  It is widely believed that the Ark  of the Covenant is currently being held in the Church of Saint Mary of Zion, guarded by a monk known as the "Keeper of the Ark," who claims to have it in his possession. According to the Axum Christian community, they acquired the Ark during the reign of Solomon, when his son Menelik (Ibin Hakim), whose mother was the Queen of Sheba, stole the Ark after a visit to Jerusalem. Axum Zion (Hidar Zion) is associated with the presence of the Ark of the Covenant in Axum. This church is the first to be built in Ethiopia. This festival is attended by tens of thousands of people from all over the World during 27-31 November every year, making it one of the most joyous annual pilgrimages in Axum, the "sacred city of the Ethiopians."

Explore Axum – current site for the Ark of the Covenant – first detailed in the Bible. Attend Hidar Sion Festival in every November


Program: Hidar Zion

Tour Code: Hidar  Tsion 01

Duration: 11 Nights (12 Days)

Transportation: Air

Period: in every November

Day1: Arrive to Addis. Overnight - hotel

Day2: City Tour of Addis Ababa. Overnight - hotel

Day3: Fly to Bahir Dar for Blue Nile Falls & Monasteries on Lake Tana .Overnight - hotel

Day4: Fly to Gondar for Castles. Overnight - hotel

Day5: Excursion to the Semien Mountains .Overnight – hotel

Day6: fly to Axum and visit all sites in Axum. Overnight – hotel

Day7: Hidar Zion annual festival

Day8: fly to Lalibela and visit Churches of Lalibela. Overnight - hotel

Day9:  Full day in Lalibela. Overnight – hotel

Day10: Fly back to Addis and fly to Dire Dawa then drive to Harar. Overnight - hotel

Day11: Drive to Dire Dawa and fly to Addis Ababa. Overnight – hotel

Day12: departure

Notice: This itinerary can be amended upon request

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